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states -- the pentagon lifts its ban on women in front line and combat roles. >> on the chopping block, germany's second-largest bank plans to fire up to 10% of its work force. the european union is at a crossroads, and the british prime minister, david cameron, says if the blockheads towards the centralized political union, then it is not for him and not for britain. >> german chancellor angela merkel has chosen her words very carefully, responding at the world economic forum in davos by voicing conditional optimism as far as europe's future goes. she says that patience is needed for structural reforms to take effect. >> she has also called for more regulation of the finance industry to avoid more turbulence, a point of contention with britain. both agree that competitiveness is the key, but how to go about that is the big question. >> david cameron brought his message with him to the swiss alps. in his address to the world leaders in doubles, he repeated his demands for big changes to the u.s. and britain's relationship to it -- in his address to world leaders in davos. >> i'm not ju
and delayed them by 90 minutes according to pentagon officials. then there is the decision by secretary of state clinton and state department under-secretary of management patrick kennedy who was in the operation center that night. not to send a foreign emergency support team, which the state department own web site describes as the government only interagency on-call short notice team poised to respond to terrorists ips dents. as a result, the f.b.i. could not enter the complex for 24 days after which point most evidence was gone. secretary clinton will be asked why more security wasn't provided at the benghazi mission after the june 6 bombing and why ambassador chris stevens left behind some of his security detail in tripoli. why the reck secrecy? >> bret: we'll cover it tomorrow. thank you. the pentagon says the al-qaeda affiliate in north africa is at the top of the list for suspects for algerian terrorist attack. three americans were killed. seven others escaped. the overall death toll there believed to be around 80. the task of identifying some of the bodies continues. algerian go
as the washington post also reports the pentagon has authorized a drastic expansion of its cybersecurity force to carry out operations such as olympic games. the move will increase the u.s. cybersecurity force by five votes more than 4900 military personnel and contractors. a bipartisan group of senators has reached an agreement on a framework for proposal on immigration reform. according to politico, eight senators including republican marco rubio will propose a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that would be contingent on increased spending for border security. president obama is expected to formally unveil his immigration proposal on tuesday. french and molly forces continue to make advances in their offensive to unseat islamist rebels from the north of mali. over the weekend, the france, mali operation to control of the key towns of timbuktu, sparking scenes of celebration in the streets. the u.s. meanwhile has confirmed plans to expand its military support to french soldiers in mali. there will now provide aerial refueling and aircraft to allow for a speedier deployment of t
were reported last year. but the real number of sexual assaults is far higher. the pentagon estimates more than 75% of those crimes go unreported. magalie laguerre wilkinson has the story of one woman who is trying to change that. >> soon after she enlisted in the air force, 24-year-old jennifer norris was invited to a party at her recruiter's house. that is where she says he put something in her drink that made her pass out. >> when i woke up the whole house was dark. nobody was there. and he picked me up. basically my powerless lifeless body and carried me into a bedroom and and he raped me. >> did you go to anybody to complain about this? >> no. i didn't. because i hadn't even started my career yet. >> she went on to become a technical sergeant handling satellite communicationsment but she says she was subjected to repeated sexual advances by another superior officer, and was afraid to report it. >> it's the retaliation. and i was scared to tell the commander who it seems like he was best friends with this man. >> reporter: well financial it was so bad why in the leave? >> we can't
the pentagon, claiming they served in a combat role, but have not been recognized for it. it seems the pentagon now believes the current restriction is at odds with the reality on the battlefield and an unfair limit on the women's military career, and members of congress agree. >> if women can meet the performance standards and can do the job and are willing to lay down their lives, then i think that's good for the nation. i think america's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty and freedom as our sons are. >> of america's 1.5 million members of the arms forces, 14% are women. lifting the ban will open up hundreds of thousands of new jobs for them. but it will not happen immediately. it's thought the u.s. defense secretary, leon panetta, wants initial plans in place by may, and military chiefs will have three years to decide if some combat roles should remain off limits to women. but this is a groundbreaking step, one that will lead to american women and men fighting on the front loons together. ben wright, bbc news, washington. >> before that report, there was plenty of argument ab
, an exclusive interview with deputy defense secretary ash carter a week after the pentagon issued guidance to propair for as much as $50 billion in automatic cuts this year unless congress approving the deficit reduction package and new spending measures by april. hiring has been frozen and travel and training reduced and civilian worker furloughs and may follow. the guidelines came days before lawmakers edged toward a compromise to avert the so- called fiscal cliff. house republicans agreeing to suspend the debt ceiling in exchange for senate democrats agreeing to pass a budget. all this comes as deputy -- as defense secretary leon panetta prepares to retire and former nebraska senator chuck hagel awaits senate confirmation to take his place. carter served for more than two years as the defense acquisition chief where he drove acquisition logistics and efficiency reforms becoming deputy secretary in october 2011. dr. carter great to have you back. >> thanks, good to be here with you vago. >> something that's been making headlines is secretary panetta changing the guidance to allow women t
is no longer on hold. that's after the pentagon inspector general cleared allen of any wrongdoing in e-mail exchanges with a tampa, florida woman. allen steps down as overall coalition commander in afghanistan next month. the air force's top general vowed today to put an end to sexual misconduct within the service. figures for 2012 show some 800 reported incidents. many of the cases stemmed from a scandal at lackland air force base near san antonio. an investigation there found 32 instructors allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with nearly 60 female service members. at a house hearing, the air force chief of staff general mark welsh called the numbers appalling. >> there is no way we can allow this to happen again. the air force goal for sexual assault is not simply to lower the number. the goal is zero. it's the only acceptable objective. the impact on every victim, their family, their friends, the other people in their unit is heartwrenching. and attacking this cancer is a full-time job and we are giving it our full attention. so far, six training instructors from lackland have be
to a woman in florida. the pentagon was investigating investigations and that general john allens' three occasions with jill kelly were inappropriate. petraeus later resigned. isico's supreme court expected to rule on a case that triggered a diplomatic dispute with france a french national is serving a 60-year jail sentence for kidnapping and organized crime. adam reports from mexico city. >> this police raid forage was so convincing that the mexican public and judges were sure that the french woman was a criminal. the only problem was that the video was staged the day after she was actually arrested. later, it emerged that the federal police chief at the time staged a raid from the country's two top tv networks. she is currently serving a 60- year jail sentence for kidnapping and organized crime. but on wednesday, mexico's supreme court could rule whether her constitutional rights were violated. the kidnapping victims were found at the ranch where she was staying with her boyfriend. he confessed to the kidnapping, but said she had nothing to do with it. she has always maintained her inn
: brit, thank you. >> you bet. >> bret: just who gets to take part in future wars is changing. pentagon today formally announced the intention to allow a new group of fighters on the front lines. national security correspondent jennifer griffin tonight on women in combat. >> with the stroke of a pen, secretary panetta and chairman of joints chief ended a ban on women in combat. general dempsey said he realized women were already on the front lines when he got his armored vehicle in baghdad in 2003. >> i slappe slapped the terret n around the area and said who are you? she said i'm amanda. from that point on i realized something had changed and it was time to do something about it. >> panetta smoke of opportunity -- spoke of opportunity. >> in life, as we know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> marine such as ryan smith, retired sergeant who served in iraq thinks the decision puts lives at risk. >> my first sargent was mortally wounded in iraq and he was the tourett of am fibbous assault v
there was no distinct central africa command in terms of the way the pentagon cleaved the world. in 2007 there was africa command and it currently is stationed in europe, not actually in africa. there have been a variety of initiatives to train the soldiers of different african regimes, counterterrorism training, other kinds of training and in fact the soldiers of mali. mali was one of the star pupils in the -- >> and they're the same people now we're fighting. >> right. so i want to turn to mali in a second but first i want to push back -- not push back but to play devil's advocate about this intervention question on libya. when you look at all the negative consequences of libya, what do you say to the point about syria? everything that you could say about libya, weapons, destabilization, refugees, everything that's terrible about what has been the fallout of libya seems to me happening in syria as well where there hasn't been the same intervention and so maybe it's just the nature of the conflict as opposed to what the u.s. or the west does. >> no, that's a copout. it's not the nature
the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours, with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold and conditions like this, in the camps, king abdullah of jordan took the might of these people to the top today, to the world economic summit in davous. >> jordan is hosti
>> geraldo: live and at large, an intense controversy. more than a fewwise cracks. >> the pentagon has decided to allow women to serve in combat. [cheers and applause] the hope is that we can now finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. >> geraldo: tonight, what happens to already stressed-out military families at home when infidelity and sex assaults are added to the dangers of combat duty overseas? plus: >> our wake gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> geraldo: a demo today in d.c. keeps the pressure on for gun control. but also today, at 51 gun shows in 26 states, gun owners pushed back and buy up. >> 100 million-plus gun owners in america are feeling put upon, like we are scapegoated for the acts of a psychopathic killer in newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: tonight, exclusive, inside the gun show loophole. and... judging jodi. >> you said you knew her. you see that photograph? >> yeah. >> do you know who that is? >> it looks like jodi. >> do you know anything about that? >> no. >> how about exh
military brass. question, will the new pentagon policy on women in combat adversely affect military readiness? yes or no. susan ferrechio. >> i think the jury is still out. it is interesting what some in the military have said, that it could be a problem, create tension on the front lines. i think what senator mccain said, if you read closely his comments, we still have to maintain our superlative status as a military, and we can't let policy changes get in the way. of course, i empathize with women who want to be on the front lines fighting but i think first and foremost we have to preserve our superior military and make sure this doesn't change that dynamic in some way, which it could. >> susan, did you see that list it of countries that now have women in this role? >> you've got the number one military in the role. not those countries. our military. >> because women are excluded? >> no, because we've managed to stay number one, and i'm saying we need to stay number one and not let policy changes get in the way. >> women have proven themselves on the battlefield in the nature of w
, but pentagon investigators have now determined there was no miss conduct by general allen. in case you missed it, the president and mrs. obama attended two inaugural balls last night. at the commander in chief ball, they danced to al green's "let's stay together." you may remember the president singing a bit of that last year. the first lady's ruby red gown was designed by jason wu. he also designed her inaugural gown four years ago. beyonce's performance of the national anthem at the inauguration got rave reviews but today questions were raised about whether she was actually singing or lip synching. sources telling us that beyonce was singing live. but over a prerecorded track. she recorded that track earlier in case something went wrong. and the musical accompaniment by the marine band, that was a recording. there is one state in america where the glass ceiling has been obliterated, at least in politics. that story is next. why they're being targeted to pay for sa >>> the bay area getting a new rail line, and it will cost some property owners. why they're being targeted to pay for the
they are or are not advancing. >> pelley: elizabeth, thanks very much. as we first reported last night, the pentagon is lifting the ban on women serving in combat. the official announcement came today from defense secretary leon panetta, and general martin dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. panetta said not everyone can qualify for combat, but everyone is entitled to the chance. what is causing batteries on the 787 dreamliner to burn? we'll investigate. sub-zero temperatures turn a lake into a steam bath. and we'll show you some rare color photos of world war ii when the cbs evening news continues. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline
to bring it here on c-span but the hearing went late. under way at the pentagon, a briefing with general martin dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs and leon panetta, the defense secretary, announcing a change, the lifting of the ban of the use of women in combat. let's get back to the focus of the phone calls here on c-span. biggest foreign policy challenge for the next four years. democratic caller in florida. caller: i have been watching the program all morning and i see the biggest foreign policy challenge in the next four years is not so much one that takes us out of the country as it is bringing democrats and republicans together to do what's best for our country in regards to foreign policy. that's where i see the biggest challenge in the next four years is bringing those two parties together so we can all be safe and enjoy the freedoms that we have today. host: do you think it makes it easier for that to happen with the president appointing someone like john kerry? caller: i think john kerry is a prime example of how we can probably get that done just because of his nature of br
commander now that he's been cleared by the pentagon investigation going back to the petraeus case. thanks to all of you, david sanger and kelly o'donnell, of course, and chris cillizza, see you later. thanks very much. >>> clinton today put a lot of blame on congress for withholding aid. >> we have to get our act together between the administration and congress. if this is a priority and if we are serious about trying it help this government stand up security and deal with what is a very dangerous environment, from east to west, then we have to work together. i also hope we're looking forward, because right now, libya is still dangerous, it is still in a very unstable status, and whatever we can do for them, we at least ought to agree we need to do and get out there and start delivering. >> one of the members of the senate foreign relations committee, who is asking questions, is the new hampshire senator jean chacin, former governor, democratic member of the committee, who was in the hearing room. you're joining us right now from the russell building. senator shaheen? and as we wait for s
at the pentagon and the cia's op center. having worked as a watch officer, i know that any information that indicates a threat to the safety of american citizens overseas is passed to other agencies mentioned above. if it's of significant message concerning interest received, it is to watch officer job to make sure the other agency are informed. he goes on, there many questions that need to be answered and would like to present them on his behalf. first and foremost, what was going on at the op center in washington while our consulate was under attack for seven hours? >> they were placing calls and deeply engaged in trying to help us. they don't reach out on their own, but it help us acquire information to respond in realtime. >> in seven hours, goodness gracious. there should have been a response. why did the labeling attack as terrorism when it was immediately known that it was. >> again, i would say, congressman, that we described the attack. i described the attack the next morning and the president called it an act of terror. there was as you will find in reading both the unclassif
here in our country, there are new development this is morning in the national debate over the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat. some of the critics object to the policy, claiming women lack the physical strength to serve in the front lines and mixing genders in combat is not a good idea. but adhaveicates say women should be given the chance to prove themselves, noting that many are serving in combat-related missions with distinction and bravery, on behalf of a grateful nation. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to have you here. more news as the gender barrier fall, thousands ever front-line military roles could open up to women, as soon as this year. but some insist, men special women won't be able to serve effectively when they are working side by side. steve centanni looking at this. >> reporter: the debate continues, even though the policy has changed to acam the reality of today's military. women have been serving in certain combat roles for years. but with the stroke of a pen, last week, outgoing defe
. also on immigration, on internally, even on downsizing the pentagon. i think that will be the president's second term agenda. >> chris: we'll talk about guns in the second segment but i want to talk about debt and the budget. brit, house republicans, they have be busy, too, and held a retreat, in williamsburg and came up with a new strategy which is basically to punt on the debt ceiling. not make the fight about the debt ceiling, pass the three-month extension into april and, instead, make their stand either on march 1, when the automatic sequestration, $100 billion in spending cuts takes effect or march 27 when the government runs out of money. good idea? >> i think so, i think the debt ceiling struggle is probably a loser. the public has been convinced i think to some extent by what amounts to false information, that flows out of the white house and other quarters and throughout too much of the media, that the failure to raise the debt limit would mean an automatic default on international debt which is not true, but, nonetheless, scary. and, i think they didn't want to face that. the
of the pentagon, secretary of defense, secretary of defense panetta has said that he's going to lift the ban on women in combat. what's your thought on that? >> i think that i respect that judgment. i would emphasize that there are certain specialties that require certain physical capabilities and i would not bar women, for example, seal teams, okay? i would not bar them from them if that's the decision, but i hope that they would have to measure up to the same physical standards because these seals are the best example, they're a small unit. they have to depend on each other and i'm not saying that women can't perform that way i just hope that we would keep the same standard requirements for screening and eligibility to be a member particularly if some of our elite military units. >> greta: and another log jam issue in washington. one of my colleagues confirmed that speaker boyner told a group of republicans on the house side that president obama's focus is to annihilate the republican party. is that the collective viewpoint here in the republicans in the senate or not? >> greta, i've seen
. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is "outfront." hillary clinton says it's risky to ignore this rising threat. >> benghazi did not happen in a vacuum. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists. >> reporter: and the defense secretary sounds like a man ready to go on offense. >> we've got to go after al qaeda, wherever the hell they're at. and yes, in mali if necessary. >> reporter: but the white house is not embracing the same tough talk. >> we are working with france and support their effort in mali, and believe that the goal of preventing terrorists' safe haven is an important one. >> reporter: in public, the administration swings from forceful to tentative. a senior u.s. official said the defense secretary's tough talk is classic panetta. "he's letting the french know we've got their back in the offensive against al qaeda." u.s. military planes recently started landing in the capital, bringing 200 french troops and tons of the equipment to the fight. they're also sharing intelligence. but france is taking the lead, in a push to route out al qaeda from mal
. >> sean: now, some are applauding the pentagon decisions and others say this is a very dangerous idea. joining me now with reaction, a former pennsylvania congressman, three star a admiral, and heather mcdonald. all right, i'm not a conspiracy theorist, isn't it coincident, hillary clinton, after months of waiting and testimony, they announce they're going to come out with this, is that coincidental? >> well, there's a lot of background to this, i think, but that that's the case it's appalling because this is a decision with long-terms consequences that needs to be thought about more deeply. i would assume that this is more about the obama agenda of absolute equality. i keep hearing the justification for this is to improve women's chances of career advancement. i've not heard anybody make the argument that this is a way to maximize our combat effectiveness. >> sean: you talk about this on a column and national view online today and you go into some detail. you talk about it's people in close quarters. you talk about the differences between men and women, the obvious differences and yo
of the united states senate. you can build a pentagon three times in that time frame. it's time that -- to pass a budget out of the united states senate and senator reid should not be paid until it's done. the house has acted responsibly. we have met our deadlines, we have set our priorities, i was part of the house budget committee when we put together budgets that try to get our out-of-control spending under control and rein in our $16 trillion in debt. the sfat has not acted one time in that time frame. it's time to make the hard choices and do the work necessary to restore fiscal responsibility to washington. it's time for senator reid to pass a budget or withhold his paycheck. thank you, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. we'll have order in the chamber, please. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i
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